On the day I left the country, I was surprised to find my kids, ages 5, 6, and 7, had no place to go.
I had left them with their aunt in Florida, and a few months earlier, they’d moved in with their father.
They were living with their mother, who had relocated to Texas.
The new arrival was their older sister, who was just about to start high school.
She’d been born here.
It was her first year.
They’d gone to a new elementary school and were now living in a new middle school.
The older siblings had also moved in.
Now, they all shared the same room and were living in separate rooms.
My oldest daughter, now 12, told me I was the happiest I’d ever been.
She was thrilled to have a new family.
It made sense to her, I thought, since we’d moved from a place where we’d had the same experience growing up.
In the summer of 2020, when I got back to the US, I found myself thinking that same thing.
The immigrant kids I’d known in the US had all moved away, either because they were old enough to work or had lost jobs.
My daughter had lost her job as a housecleaner, and so she moved to Mexico, where she worked for the same company.
I’d thought of the kids as my “second family.”
Now, as a teenager, I could no longer put aside my own expectations and expectations of my children.
They’re all doing fine.
When I asked my youngest sister, she said she had her own expectations.
“I want them to be successful, too,” she said.
And they are.
The immigrants who arrived in the United States at different times between 1876 and 1950, from the Philippines to South Africa, have achieved success in different ways.
The youngest ones, in fact, tend to be the most ambitious and successful.
They are not immigrants but people who have arrived in America with their families.
The United States has the second-largest number of undocumented immigrants in the world, after China.
But the immigrant children of immigrants have been more successful than the native-born children of Americans, and they have the highest level of educational attainment.
They have higher average annual incomes, a higher average number of years in college, and higher levels of wealth than the rest of the population.
And the immigrant success is not just a question of the quality of the immigrants’ education and the people who come to the country to study.
Immigrants are also succeeding because of the way the government has responded to the crisis.
The government has stepped in.
In 2000, President George W. Bush issued a executive order that included a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, as well as a path to permanent residency for refugees and legal immigrants.
The program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was a temporary measure designed to give young people the chance to stay in the country legally for up to three years, but it has since been expanded.
DACA provides a path toward citizenship for those who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years and have graduated from high school or have successfully completed high school and have not been arrested for a felony.
And it allows immigrants to work legally in the state of their birth, provided they have enough money to support themselves.
The idea was that immigrants would have to take jobs away from Americans in order to help them.
The Obama administration began expanding DACA in 2012 and has granted millions of immigrants who were eligible to work in the private sector the opportunity to obtain work permits, which they can then use to get citizenship.
But there is no pathway to permanent citizenship for the vast majority of immigrants.
DACA does not automatically allow them to live and work legally as citizens, but DACA gives them the opportunity for them to do so.
That’s because DACA provides them with an opportunity to stay legally in this country for up for up a year, and then to get a work permit.
The administration has not taken a firm position on whether they should expand DACA beyond five years, or if it should be extended beyond that, but President Donald Trump has indicated he will not.
And this means that many of the young immigrants who have gotten their green cards and who are eligible to stay are not in the same boat as the adults in the current DACA population.
They’ve had to leave the country for jobs they no longer want to do, or for school that they no one wants to go to.
The current DACA generation has seen its opportunity to succeed in this way diminish.
It’s hard to say how many people are in DACA today.
In 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that only 5.6 percent of immigrants in their early 20s had a college degree.
That was down from 8.2 percent in 2009, but still a sizable proportion.
In 2019, the year Trump signed DACA, the proportion of adults who had a